Paul Tai Yip Ng Memorial Award for 2018 Best Graduate Student Paper

April 30, 2019

Congratulations to Ms. Daniella Silva, who won our 2018 Best Graduate Student Paper award. Before coming to SFU to study in the Global Communication MA Double Degree program, Daniella received her BA in international communications with an emphasis in French and a minor in biology from Walla Walla University (WA). Studying under Dr. Enda Brophy in her current MA program, Daniella is thrilled to have the opportunity to study in Beijing next year; she has already begun taking her first baby steps toward speaking Mandarin. Her current research aims to build a profile of whose voices represent China on prominent Canadian news websites. (e.g. who are the journalists, who are the sources). Daniella hopes this profile can act as a valuable reference for future research on gatekeepers and international media representation in Canadian news. The winning paper is timely; Huawei's research and development labs often partner with Canadian universities, providing students with hands-on telecommunications industry training and additional funding to the host university. In return, Huawei receives part of any IP created by the R&D labs. This case study is analyzed by exploring how the forces of neoliberalism and global IP regulations shape power relations between Huawei, Canadian universities, and nation-states.

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Thursday, April 30, 2019

SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia


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